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Record No: CB 119779    Version: Council Bill No: CB 119779
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 6/8/2020
Ordinance No: Ord 126093
Title: AN ORDINANCE establishing a new University District Parking and Business Improvement Area (BIA); levying special assessments upon owners of commercial, multifamily residential property, and mixed-use property within the BIA; providing for the deposit of revenues in a special account and expenditures therefrom; providing for collection of and penalties for delinquencies; providing for the establishment of a BIA Advisory Board; providing for an implementation agreement with a Program Manager; providing for the continuity of services and the transfer of any remaining funds from the current U. District BIA account that was established in 2015 by Ordinance 124761; and ratifying and confirming certain acts related thereto.
Sponsors: Tammy J. Morales, Alex Pedersen
Attachments: 1. Ex A - University District Business Improvement Area
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Summary Att A - U District BIA Benefit Analysis, 3. Central Staff Memo (5/20/20), 4. Central Staff Memo (5/27/20), 5. Amendment 3 v2 (added 5/28/20), 6. Proposed Amendment 1, 7. Proposed Amendment 2, 8. Signed Ordinance 126093
CITY OF SEATTLE
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AN ORDINANCE establishing a new University District Parking and Business Improvement Area (BIA); levying special assessments upon owners of commercial, multifamily residential property, and mixed-use property within the BIA; providing for the deposit of revenues in a special account and expenditures therefrom; providing for collection of and penalties for delinquencies; providing for the establishment of a BIA Advisory Board; providing for an implementation agreement with a Program Manager; providing for the continuity of services and the transfer of any remaining funds from the current U. District BIA account that was established in 2015 by Ordinance 124761; and ratifying and confirming certain acts related thereto.
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WHEREAS, Chapter 35.87A RCW authorizes The City of Seattle ("City") to establish business improvement areas to provide special benefits to business and property owners within a defined geographic area through the imposition of special assessments; and
WHEREAS, the current University District Parking and Business Improvement Area ("2015 U. District BIA"), which was established in 2015 by Ordinance 124761 to provide services and amenities for ratepayers paid through a levy of special assessments, is set to expire on May 31, 2020; and
WHEREAS, to gauge the percentage of special assessments that were reflected in signed petitions, City staff followed RCW 35.87A.010, and calculated the dollar amount of the special assessment that each commercial, multifamily residential, or mixed-use property would pay, and compared the dollar amount represented by signed petitions and letters of support to the estimated total for the entire proposed University District Parking and Business Improvement Area ("U. District BIA"), and the result was nearly 65.4 percent, which exceeds the threshold of 60 percent stated in RCW 35.87A.010; and
WHEREAS, the City Council adopted Resolution 3...

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